ShoreTel Newsletter June 2015

In early June the U.S. government announced one of the biggest cyberattacks on record when hackers compromised the personal information of four million current and former government employee records. This attack, following the Sony breach at the end of 2014, has moved the nation’s attention back to security and the real need to protect personal data. In fact, President Obama has made data security a national priority.

Technology Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of the brightstack technology newsletter! The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest technology news. We hope you will find this information useful and will help you to become more productive by getting the most value from your partnership with brightstack! For more information on any of these items please reach out to your account manager or call us at 212-812-9450 option 2. 

ShoreTel Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to the May edition of brightstack's ShoreTel newsletter! The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you informed of the latest enhancements available from ShoreTel. We hope you will find this information useful and will help you become more productive and get the most value from your system with brightstack! For more information on any of these items reach out to your account manager or reply to this email or call us at 212-812-9450 option 2.

ShoreTel Newsletter April 2015

Enabling Successful Migrations to the Microsoft Cloud

Computer Integrated Services (CIS), brightstack and Microsoft invite you to join us for an engaging educational discussion about the future of business technology. Experts from both organizations will discuss the transformative power of leading-edge cloud solutions for business, and share case studies for businesses that have begun to sail on the Microsoft Cloud.

Technology Newsletter April 2015

Enabling Successful Migrations to the Microsoft Cloud

Computer Integrated Services (CIS), brightstack and Microsoft invite you to join us for an engaging educational discussion about the future of business technology. Experts from both organizations will discuss the transformative power of leading-edge cloud solutions for business, and share case studies for businesses that have begun to sail on the Microsoft Cloud.

LinkNYC: Connecting NYC One Wi-Fi Hot Spot at a Time

You may have heard late last year about LinkNYC, an innovative plan to create 10,000 Wi-Fi kiosks throughout New York City.  Here is a description directly from LinkNYC.com: "LinkNYC is a first-of-its-kind communications network that will bring the fastest available municipal Wi-Fi to millions of New Yorkers, small businesses, and visitors. The five-borough LinkNYC network, which will be funded through advertising revenues, will be built at no cost to taxpayers and will generate more than $500 million in revenue for the City over the first 12 years".  These Wi-Fi kiosks will support free Wi-Fi, phone calls to anywhere in the world, phone charging stations and touch screens to access city services and directions.  

What's really exciting is that all of the Wi-Fi gear will be supplied by Ruckus Wireless. Ruckus Wireless is a one stop shop for all things Wi-Fi, catered to carriers and enterprises in need of high-bandwidth applications and services.  Ruckus Wireless was recently named a "Technology Pioneer", by the World Economic Forum and is credited to creating the first "Smart Wi-Fi" system, which automatically avoids interference, extends signal range and adapts to its' environment.  brightstack is a proud authorized dealer for Ruckus Wireless and considers Ruckus Wireless to be a best of breed wireless solution.

Ruckus will be supplying dual-band 802.11ac outdoor access points for LinkNYC. This type of technology is designed for high traffic areas, such as plazas, shopping centers, and dense urban areas.  LinkNYC is claiming that once the project is complete it will be the largest, fastest free Wi-Fi network in the world, claiming that you will be able to download a two hour movie via Ruckus Wi-Fi, in a mere 30 seconds.  

Similar setups are already around in cities such as San Francisco and San Jose, California.  But this project is on a much larger scale.  LinkNYC is planning project completion by the end of 2015.  Hopefully this trend spills over to more cities, and that eventually every major city in America will have free Wi-Fi!